[Pkg-kde-extras] Bug#381971: kmplayer should recommend mplayer

Fathi Boudra fboudra at free.fr
Tue Aug 8 09:10:39 UTC 2006

severity 381971 wishlist



> since kmplayer relies upon mplayer for dvd, wmv, etc support,

wrong, kmplayer on debian relies upon xine backend.
please see http://bugs.debian.org/360092 for the background.

> mplayer should be among the suggests or the recommends for kmplayer so that
> it will be installed if the user always installs recommends/suggests and
> has debian-multimedia.org as an apt source.

See http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-archive.html#s-sections:

> 2.2.1 The main category
>  Every package in main must comply with the DFSG (Debian Free Software
> Guidelines). In addition, the packages in main
>  must not require a package outside of main for compilation or execution
> (thus, the package must not declare a "Depends", "Recommends", or
> "Build-Depends" relationship on a non-main package), must not be so buggy
> that we refuse to support them, and
>  must meet all policy requirements presented in this manual.

Eventually, i can add a Suggests but not a Recommends, but using Suggests 
doesn't resolve the problem because aptitude installs Recommends packages and 
not Suggests. So i'm waiting for you feedback before tag your bug report 
wontfix or close it.



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